Horses for courses then ! A job is still a job, no matter how it's flowered up... you are a number, a cog, a paye bod until you are no longer needed.... a crap job isn't even worth quoting, so to say "not working for someone is twice as good as a crap job" is.......well, aload of crap..... "not working for someone" is an amazing freeing wonderful way of life..... twice as good as a crap job ! Give me a break, you've obviously quoted this a few times & have never been challenged on the ridiculousness of what you are quoting."Not working for someone is only half as good as having a great job. But its twice as good as having a crap job."
I've had a couple of great jobs. Jobs which didn't take up all my hours, which provided me with plenty of money, future financial security also, plenty of leave time to enjoy travel and the good things in life, jobs which were mentally stimulating, jobs which I couldn't wait to get to the office for, jobs in which I met so many good people and had such a lot of fun.
If I still had a job like that, I wouldn't have bothered learning trading. Now that I trade, I will never never go back to working.
Ps "if you STILL had a job like that"... say no more. Good luck with your trading endeavours, you sound like you got it nailed Tom.
I am so glad I got into this game, not only did I realise what a vacuous boring vocation it really is, it made me realise how lucky I am to have blazed my own trail..... coz while the companies used & abused their paye bods.....I used the companies ! common sense really.